When I think of the app, folder, and file icons in OS X I want to use the phrase ‘understated elegance.’ But that’s really just a euphemism for ‘boring.’ If you want to change icons, here’s the quickest and easiest way and it’s free.
Free. Easy. Restore.
The typical way most Mac users change the icon in an app, file, or folder has too many steps.
Find the app, file, or folder. Select in the Finder. Right-click to open Get Info. Find the icon you want to replace the original. Paste it in.
Bah, humbug. Too much effort. Restoring the original icon isn’t exactly a walk in the park, either (assuming you saved it).
Instead, join the 21st century movement to customize your Mac system icons with LiteIcon.
The app opens up with all the OS X system icons on your Mac. Folders, Dock, Apps, and basic system icons.
To change an icon in LiteIcon, simply drag and drop the icon you want to the icon you want to change. Then click the Apply button and you’re done.
To get the original icon, simply open LiteIcon and drag the replacement icon away and the original is restored.
It ain’t CandyBar, so you won’t be able to change all the icons at once, but it’s free and simple and gives you the option to add a little customization and personalization to your Mac.